R. L. Solberg is the author of two books, an apologist, and a professor of theology. He is based in Nashville, TN where he lives with his wife of 29 years, Debra, and a big German Shepherd named Thor. They are stakeholders at the Church of the City (Spring Hill, TN) and have two spectacular daughters who are out making their mark on the world.
Solberg is a leading Christian apologist against Torahism (aka Hebrew Roots or Torah-observant Christianity). This heresy teaches that followers of Jesus are required to keep the Old Testament Law. He has been pursuing theology, apologetics, and philosophy formally and informally for more than two decades. He studied at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has a Masters Degree in Theological Studies from Williamson College, where he is now an adjunct professor of theology and philosophy. He also studied Biblical Hebrew at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Solberg strives to communicate on complex topics with clarity and grace, bringing a creative perspective to the conversation.
In November 2019, Solberg’s first book was released, Torahism: Are Christians Required to Keep the Law of Moses? Since then, he has appeared on numerous podcasts and radio shows to discuss his book and the rise of movements within Christianity that are teaching a return to keeping the Torah. His new book, Divergence: The Impact of Anti-Semitism on Early Christianity was released in July 2021. Solberg has also recently launched a YouTube channel called Biblical Roots of Christianity where he posts video teachings on these topics.
“I get emails and letters from people every week whose families, marriages, or friendships are under duress because of the teachings of some form of Torahism (i.e. Hebrew Roots, Torah-observant Christianity, etc.). That’s why I make videos and study and write so much on this topic. My goal is not to tear people down, but rather to defend biblical Christianity from a dangerous heresy.
“I believe that all people are of equal value to God, but all ideas are not. My blog is where I test ideas, worldviews, claims, concepts, and theories to see how they hold up to reality and to Scripture. Among my posts, you’ll find musings on theology, philosophy, apologetics, and worldviews. But I also touch on other topics as I feel inspired, including music and poetry. I’ve also been involved in an incredible ministry called Celebrate Recovery since 2010, so you’ll find some posts on finding freedom from our hurts, habits, and hangups here, as well.
“I love deep conversations. Especially with people who have different views than I do. If you have something to contribute to the discussion, I would love to hear from you.”
—R. L. Solberg
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God and take every thought captive to obey Christ.2 Cor 10:4-5
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and love your neighbor as yourself.Luke 10:27